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Full of imagination

A child with a dog mask holding a "Dog Man" book
A Preschooler shows his friends his favourite book

The Preschool has been full of imagination and stories in Term 3.

Children have learnt about the different ways people can tell stories, from books, to puppets, to drama and even dance.

The Preschool started with stories with repetition and rhyme, moving onto traditional fairytales like “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, “The Three Little Pigs” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”.

They also covered Māori legends, including “How Maui Brought Fire into the World” and “How Maui Slowed Down the Sun”. From there, they moved onto more modern stories like The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

As well as telling stories, children have re-enacted them with puppets and plays and created a small stage on the deck to perform for their friends.

In Week 6, students had the opportunity to take part in hip-hop workshops with a visiting dancer, ending in a performance afternoon for parents and friends.

The Preschool ended their unit with a Book Character Day, and children enjoyed dressing up as their characters from their favourite stories.